Would you go into debt to pay for a holiday?

June 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm 1 comment

One of the items I received in my inbox this morning from Travelmole was an article stating that, according to an online survey by Lonely Planet, a third of British people are willing to go into the red to pay for a holiday.

35% of respondents said that they would charge the cost of a holiday to a credit card, while 24% said that they would sell their belongings to pay for the trip. 10% said that they would take out a loan or an overdraft to raise the cash while only 1% said that they wouldn’t go on holiday if they didn’t have the money.

These figures seem to suggest that while holidays are seen as a luxury item, they are one to which we feel we are entitled. We work hard all year in the cold and rain; we deserve a break and a bit of sunshine once in a while.

Is this attitude something that is unique to Lonely Planet’s readers or is it universal? And if you’re not British, is this something that occurs in your country too? Do people who live in sunnier climates feel less of a need to take a holiday? Vote in our poll or leave us your thoughts below.


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  • 1. orlaithd  |  June 4, 2010 at 8:15 am

    No way would I go into debt for a holiday! Its not necessary- with budget airlines and great deals on accommodation to be found if you shop around-especially online-its just not nessecary to put yourself in financal trouble for a few days break away!


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